Pinchinthorpe - Roseberry Topping - Hanging Stone

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Pinchinthorpe - Roseberry Topping - Hanging Stone with an optional add-on to Highcliff Nab, which can be found on Walk ID 1595.

A five-mile circular walk from the visitor centre situated in Pinchinthorpe (near Guisborough), this walk climbs nearby Roseberry Topping, which dominates the surrounding countryside. For comparatively little effort the views from the peak of Roseberry are immense - from the North Sea the view stretches out in front of you towards the Pennines.

Roseberry Topping's now familiar shape is the result of a landslip in 1912, when the original, perfectly conical shape fell away.

Having taken in the vast views from the top of this sharp peak, the walk descends by the same route, then to climb Little Roseberry. The return route takes you down through Hutton Low Cross Forest via Hanging Stone, with its great and sudden view north towards Guisborough. The walk then continues to descend through the forest and reach the lane leading to Hutton Village.

It is at this point that the walk can be extended to climb additionally Highcliff Nab. This walk is detailed in a separate Walkingworld walk (ID 1595). To take this extension, join the next walk at Waymark 5 which will then lead you from this point to Highcliff Nab and back again. Both walks are excellent in their own right; joining the two together however, would provide a wonderful full day figure-of-eight walk with three spectacular viewpoints.

The walk concludes along the old railway route, back to the visitor centre at Pinchinthorpe.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Butterflies, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Toilets, Woodland
12/29/2013 - Victoria Todd

We did this walk on 28th December. It was around 6.5 miles rather than the 5.3 quoted as some parts of the route have been diverted. Point 12 on the route plan involves taking a track into the forest, the forest has been felled and burned down so is no longer there and is completely open. Also at point 14, where it tells you to turn right onto a track and then left onto the signed footpath, you cannot do this at present as the footpath is closed. Instead you keep walking and take the next left path, but this adds on quite a distance. Despite this it was a lovely walk.

7/13/2013 - Nicholas Parkin

We did this walk on a very hot July afternoon, which made the Windmill Hill climb a bit of a challenge! Just wanted to say that, in the first field crossing at the start of the walk, and walking alongside the paddocks at the top of Windmill Hill was quite difficult because both footpaths were badly overgrown and untended. We had bare legs due to the heat, and suffered a lot of nettle stings. Poor maintenance by whoever is responsible for these two parts.

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